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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, the resident cute scientists. They're prone to geeking out about their areas of interest (tech in Fitz's case, biology in Simmons'), they're a couple of unabashedly nerdy non-action scientist surrounded by secret agents, and they have a very sweet friendship.
** [[TheHero Phil]] [[TheLeader Coulson]] is pretty darn adorkable, with his love for [[ICallItVera his car Lola]], all his old-timey collectibles and his general NiceGuy personality.
** Skye has a tendency to {{Squee}} over anything fantastic or superhero-related, though she does this less and less as she becomes more experienced as an agent.
* ''Series/AllyMcBeal'':
** Ally is quirky and dorky MsImagination who sometimes sees unicorns, dancing babies or hears music in her mind. She's also very pretty.
** John Cage is a BunnyEarsLawyer who has many quirks. Women who feel attracted to him find him adorably weird. His nickname is Biscuit.
** Larry Paul can come off as a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} who snarks adorably. He wears scarves and geeky glasses. He's a great singer and dancer, and women just swoon over him. He's a fun dad who can ride a monocycle.
** Jenny Shaw is a young lawyer and essentially Ally lite - Ally sees her as her own younger version. She's clumsy and weird, has freckles and slightly sloppy bob haircut.
* Gary Bell of ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', played by Ryan Cartwright. Sweet, cute smile, though not exactly nerdy, but he does have a [[TechnoWizard computer-related superpower]] and [[CharacterTic unusual mannerisms]] and is socially awkward. A lot of his behaviour is explained by being Autistic, though. Even the other characters consider him TheWoobie of the group, though he is starting to outgrow that role and become more independent. ([[RunningGag They still won't let him drive, though.]])
%%* ''Series/TheAmandaShow'':
%%** Penelope Taynt
%%** Penelope's little brother
%%* From ''Series/TheAmazingRace'':
%%** Dave & Lori (Season 9)
%%** Mark & Bill (Season 13).
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': While in ''Buffy'' he was more of a dark aloof badass, in his own spinoff, Angel is adorkable with much humour coming from not knowing how to deal with his friends and being socially awkward.
%% ** Fred. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QklpcFw9khs Just watch her try to role play as a vampire.]]
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* ''Series/ANTFarm'':
** Olive Doyle. Not entirely the stereotypical dork, but she has a large brain capacity, which she fills with very advanced subjects such as physics and calculus, she finds homework and extra credit assignments fun, is the youngest person ever inducted into Mensa and has long blonde hair, and a StalkerWithACrush although it's just Angus.
%%** Fletcher Quimby.
* Felicity in ''Series/{{Arrow}}''. She's a computer whiz and brilliant in general, but has a tendency to turn into a MotorMouth when she's nervous. And generally when around Oliver, she's prone to an awful lot of [[AccidentalInnuendo accidental innuendo]].
* Murdock from ''Series/TheATeam'' falls into this, mostly when he's trying out a new persona. For instance, in a Season 2 episode where the A-Team protects a cab company from being taken over by dangerous rivals, Murdock becomes a superhero called Captain Cab and even makes a cloth mask and cape for himself, all while talking to his sock puppet, Socky. Face is terribly embarrassed by his antics and B. A. wants to murder him (more so than usual), but the way Murdock goes about it is just so darn ''cute!''
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly'':
** Ally Dawson is a shy, neurotic CuteBookworm who suffers from stage fright so badly she'll wreck a television studio to get away from the camera. She has many adorkable moments particularly when she's dancing, or nervously chewing her hair. Or when she's doing her vocal warmups.
%%** Austin has his moments, especially around Ally.
%%* ''Series/BeingHuman'':
%%** George.
%%** There's Josh from the US version.
* Billy, from ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', whose attempts to talk to women all seem to involve bumbling attempts at compliments.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':
** Sheldon Cooper, a man who can somehow make wearing a plaid suit almost sexy. There's something endearingly innocent in his total inability to behave like a normal human being. But there's the heart and soul of a hero under those geeky t-shirts. Later in the series, he's seen as cute and hot by his girlfriend Amy. One female student had a crush on him and thought that Penny had to be into him too.
** Leonard Hofstadter. He's too geeky for words, and not too great with social interaction, but he ''tries'', and it's adorable. He has a hard time to find a girlfriend, but there are some women seriously interested in him. Notably Dr Stephanie, Raj's sister Priya, a cute chick he met in a comic book store, and Sheldon's assistant. His big love Penny has moments when she definitely finds him irresistibly adorkable.
** Rajesh Koothrappali is so shy around girls that [[CuteMute he can't talk in their presence.]] Some girls find him interesting and cute, for instance the chick from university who found his ''GreenLantern'' battery really cool. And gosh, he was once hitting on Creator/SummerGlau, and she found him adorable and charming!
** Howard's girlfriend [[spoiler: and later wife]] Bernadette. She's a petite and cute woman, and her squeaky voice is adorably weird. We see on-screen her ex who is a dashing man, and Howard's friend develops a crush on her because she's always so nice to him. Just don't [[BewareTheNiceOnes make her mad]] or upset Howard in front of her.
%%* From ''Series/BigWolfOnCampus'' there's [[PerkyGoth Merton]] [[NonActionGuy J.]] [[TheSmartGuy Dingle]]
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
** InsufferableGenius Dr. "Bones" Brennan. Cute, geeky, and socially awkward.
** Doctor Sweets. He's a cute, young genius who goes "squee" at dead bodies.
** Intern Vincent Nigel-Murrey. His tendency to enthusiastically spout off interesting but useless bits of trivia is adorkable in the extreme.
%%** Zack fits completely.
%%* Gale from the third season of ''Series/BreakingBad''.
* Detective Amy Santiago from ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is both an incredibly cute woman and an incredibly dorky one. Just witness her various attempts to impress, compliment or generally suck up to her superior officer, Captain Holt, all of which generally end with her blurting out complete nonsense, cracking jokes which completely fall flat, falling victim to ThatCameOutWrong, or just generally making herself look goofy. The rare occasions she ''does'' manage to impress Holt generally result in her punching the air or a doing very gleeful but also very physically uncoordinated happy dance, and her typical reaction to receiving a compliment is to giggle like a five-year-old. She furnishes her home in a way that makes people think she lives with her grandmother, has very dorky interests such as stationery and organising, and gets giddy whenever anyone refers to her as a TeachersPet. And the less said about [[ItMakesSenseInContext her impression of a vulture]], the better.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Willow in the early seasons where she's shy and quietly pining after Xander.
** Spike, before he was turned. Human William was the sweetest poetry-writing, bespectacled Victorian mama's-boy this side of of the Industrial Revolution. His poem to Cecily... textbook adorkable. Even after he was turned, he remained a sweetie pie, which is one of many reasons which he is a fan favorite and part of why James Marsters cites him as a favorite role.
%% ** Angel in the comic books. C'mon, ''the reading glasses''.
%% ** Drusilla when happy or excited, which usually occurs when committing murder or torture.
%% ** Vi. It's Creator/FeliciaDay. How could she not be?
* With her oversized glasses, genuine sweetness, and bright smiles, Sister Bernadette of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' definitely fits.
%%* Det. Kevin Ryan from ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Chuck embodies this trope. The guy is a member of the Nerd Herd for crying out loud. He's also adorable, and very shy.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** Eccentric, SarcasmBlind, pop-culture obsessed Abed, with little to no social skills, has no problem attracting girls because hes weird in a cute way and his aloofness reminds them of their DaddyIssues.
** Annie is a neurotic, compulsive over-achiever, but her innocence, cuteness and naivete make her adorable.
%%** Britta, who's been described by the actress by this very word.
%%* Roy Cropper from ''Series/CoronationStreet''.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'':
** [[BadassAdorable Spencer Reid]] is a handsome BadassBookworm who is a constant [[BreakTheCutie target]] [[DistressedDude of [=UnSubs=].]] And the babbling. Dear God, the babbling. The insanely awkward babbling and the jokes that are only funny if you're a nerd like him. Plus he uses the magic tricks.
%%** Garcia.
%%* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': Gil Grissom.
%%* On the Russian SitCom ''Series/DaddysDaughters'', Galina Sergeevna (LizaArzamasova) is all too adorkable.
* Sage, Lance's girlfriend in ''Series/DarkOracle''. She's a little odd-looking, and a total weirdo, bordering at times on CloudCuckoolander. And she's just so cute doing it.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'':
** Imogen, post LadyMacbeth plot, is an odd and eccentric thing, whose far too whimsical and energetic. Saying things like 'For Realzies' and 'I must be dreaming, somebody pinch me!' with complete earnest.
** Maya is a down to earth band geek who wants to b a rock star, giving her a punky-style of dorkery that does not mesh with her age. The end result of mixing 'band geek', 'cool rock star', upbeat songs, and awkward niner.
%% ** J.T.
%% ** Toby
%% ** Liberty as she put a lot more effort into things than she needed, and had all the look down.
%% ** Sav
%% ** Anya in Season 7, was in love with Sav and showed it by sharing stickerbooks.
%% ** Clare had some shades of being adorkable in Season 8, and picks them back up in Season 12 as she tries (and fails) at being mature.
%% ** Dave
%% ** Connor
%% ** Wesley hit this note during Season 10 as ''The three Tennors''. Attempting to be cool but overall missing the mark by miles. Yet he tried so hard, and his trying earns this trope.
* ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'': Rob Petrie is definitely one of these. All the clumsiness and flubbing is just so endearing because of his sweet nature that it's entirely plausible for someone like Laura Petrie (Creator/MaryTylerMoore) to fall for him.
* Several [[TheNthDoctor incarnations]] of the Doctor of ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Fourth Doctor (Creator/TomBaker) is an enormous ManChild, and still the most childish Doctor so far. He ''does'' have social skills when he has to, but doesn't seem to see the point of bothering with them most of the time, and a lot of his cuteness comes from him having the wrong emotional reaction to things and his ''extreme'', giddy NightmareFetishist behaviour. WordOfGod holds that he was played like an especially loopy nine-year-old, so his {{Character Tic}}s in particular are very, very cute.
** The Eighth Doctor (Creator/PaulMcGann). He's often childish, easily excited, even more than Ten, and somewhat lacking in social skills to begin with. As if that wasn't enough, in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'', it turns out he's interested in all kinds of geeky things (Franchise/{{Transformers}}, model trains, tractors, comic books, etc.), he occasionally has NoSocialSkills whatsoever (he asks one of his companions what makes something a date), and he's a bit of a {{Malaproper}} too, as seen here when he's rather adorably upset about his companions habitually sending him out of the TARDIS alone to make sure it's safe. [[spoiler: Makes this [[TearJerker kind of sad]] when you find out that he was the Doctor who [[NightmareFuel/DoctorWho first experienced the Time War.]]]]
---> ''They send me out first to see what its like, like a sheep down a poisoned treacle well! Or whatever it is they send sheep into...''
** Ten (Creator/DavidTennant), he of the Brainy Specs (which he borrowed from [[Creator/PeterDavison Five]]). Ten is both one of the most woobie-ish Doctors and prone to get excited. His {{Adorkable}} reaches maximum levels when he's a human schoolmaster in ''Human Nature/Family of Blood'', wondering where all those odd Time Lord memories come from.
** Eleven (Creator/MattSmith), aka "bowties are cool!" He acts a bit like an [[CloudCuckoolander eccentric]] English professor in the body of a baby-faced twentysomething. Matt Smith has stated that he based the adorkable factor of his Doctor off of his favorite Doctor, Creator/PatrickTroughton's Two.
** Twelve (Creator/PeterCapaldi), while appearing more gruff and stand-offish, often hits this note as well. He fits the AbsentmindedProfessor even better than Eleven, as he has absolutely zero social skills, which often leads to awkward situations when he attempts to be social. He also HatesBeingTouched, which often leads to very uncomfortable hugging whenever he's around [[CuddleBug Clara]]. His outfit - while more coordinated than other Doctors - is odd as well.
--->'''Twelve:''' I was hoping for minimalism... but I think I came out with magician.
** Several of the Doctor's companions also showcase this kind of characterisation.
*** Eight's companion Fitz, who's gawky, scruffy, clumsy, and surprisingly bookish. He often lives in his own little world, and despite all his attempts to seem mysterious and dangerous is really just a NiceGuy. Fitz's rather epic crush on the Doctor makes their interaction even cuter.
*** Rory Williams, before he becomes an epic-level badass, is very much Adorkable. Especially when he tried to fight off a vampire with a ''broomstick'' [[spoiler: ...while making ''lightsaber noises''.]].
*** Clara Oswald oscillates between being a brave, smart, perky, oft-cheeky snarker and a socially awkward, cute girly goofball with a sensitive heart, PuppyDogEyes and bookish affinity for daydreaming. Even when she shows badassery or major competence, it's often either [[PluckyComicRelief hilariously subverted in some way]] or [[BadassAdorable shown in an endearing light]].
** Even The Doctor's ArchEnemy, The Master, has dipped into this trope from time to time, especially when he on two occasions is showed to genuinely enjoy watching TV shows for children, namely ''WesternAnimation/TheClangers'' and ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''.
%%* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'':
%%** Topher, especially after he starts growing a conscience.
%%** Bennett goes way, ''way'' beyond Adorkable, when she's not being AxCrazy. She's played by Creator/SummerGlau, so that shouldn't be a surprise.
%%** [[spoiler:Topher and Bennett both reach new heights of Adorkableness in a cute, funny romantic scene just about ten seconds before Bennett gets.]]
* ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'': Misao Mondo is awkward, always apologizes and has three settings: {{Keet}}, normal and CornerOfWoe. He swings between them rapidly. When in somewhat balanced state, he is actually competent, sweet guy.
* William and Daisy from ''Series/DowntonAbbey'':
** William is very sweet and innocent (and [[TheWoobie constantly being picked on]]). [[spoiler: Part of why it's so sad when William dies.]]
** Daisy is cute and pure, and her slight lisp is terribly endearing.
%%* Josh on ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''. Also, Craig and Eric.
* Benton Fraser from ''Series/DueSouth'' gets much of his charm from this. While he is conventionally handsome and quite capable of going into ActionHero mode when required, his sheer earnestness, quirkiness, and lack of familiarity with the conventions of American big-city life are important defining features of his character.
%%* Series/ElleryQueen
%%* Douglas Fargo of ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': When he's not pushing the hypothetical giant red button that says DO NOT PUSH, anyway.
%%** Emphasized by the introduction of Dr. Holly Marten (played by Creator/FeliciaDay, personification of this trope), who even out-tropes him.
* [[ExtravertedNerd Steve]] [[BlackAndNerdy Urkel]] from ''Series/FamilyMatters'' is the ultimate nerd with his glasses, suspenders, AnnoyingLaugh and high-pitched voice. He's extremely awkward and clumsy, and quite annoying, but you can't help but sympathize with him because of his good heart, determination and undying love for Laura.
* ''Series/{{Flashpoint}}'':
** Spike is always cheerful and smiling. Loves cracking jokes. Calls his anti-bomb robot "Babycakes" and treats it like a girlfriend. Check. Check. Check.
%%** Parker. Especially if his son, who he reunited with, is around.
%%* Bret from ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords''.
%%* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Frasier's little brother Niles completely qualifies.
%%* The Geeks (Sam, Neal, and Bill) from ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' all qualify.
%%* Twist from ''The Fresh Beat Band.''
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Carlton, Will's preppy cousin. An annoying yet lovable geeky goofball, often wearing polo shirts and sweaters, and always the butt of Will's jokes because of his short stature and naivete. And he invented the hilariously dorky Carlton Dance.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Ross is a major dinosaur and science geek and swoops in with dazzling lines like "would you rather burn or freeze to death?" Sometimes it works and ladies like it, but at times he strikes out.
** Chandler often wears vests and suits. He makes awkward jokes and is very insecure. He makes up for a fight with Monica by expressing his feelings for her through a dictionary definition. When she asks him how he got so cute, he says his grandfather was Swedish and his other grandfather was a tiny little bunny, which gives him bonus points in cuteness.
** Monica has her moments when it comes to having eleven groups for sorting towels, ironing wrapping paper and vacuuming the vacuum cleaner. Though she's very attractive in a non-geeky, non-dorky way and is a classic beauty.
** David the science guy who Phoebe dated and was crazy about. She couldn't stand Ross's obsession with science, but she loved David's lab and thought he was extremely clever and extremely cute.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Sam is a timid bookworm, and just about the nicest guy in the Night's Watch.
** Pod is nervous, bumbling, shy, and nearly impossible to dislike.
* GameShow host Creator/BillCullen fits the "just so darn lovable" mold perfectly, especially in his early shows such as his first seasons as a ''Series/IveGotASecret'' panelist.
* ''Series/GirlMeetsWorld'': Riley is awkward and really friggin' cute.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': This series is absolutely full of these, in part to do with its main subject matter, which is showtunes and high school.
** Brittany. Her naivety over the simplest of things, believing in Santa Claus and getting excitable when he shows up in [[MallSanta shopping malls]], donating a dollhouse for all the "homeless dolls", and apparently crying over broccoli because she thought that was a tiny tree where jellybabies lived qualify for this, as well as moments where she lacks social skills around strangers. You just wanna give her a hug whenever she's crying or upset. [[ClosetGeek And she also has an online talk show]], and is praised for her [[HiddenDepths dancing by the other glee club members]].
--->'''Santana:''' ''[about Brittany]'' She's sweet, she's innocent... she's everything good in this miserable, stinking world.
** Sam loves to do impressions of characters and actors from movies, and tries to win the affections of Quinn by speaking Na'vi language from ''Film/{{Avatar}}''.
** Finn mixes up well-known idioms and shows signs of being BookDumb, even being amazed that books could be rented out of a library. When he is confused or amazed about something mundane, he makes a wide-eyed confused expression like a deer caught in the headlights, and is also a clumsy dancer (he hits someone in the face once).
** Santana starts being adorkable in the later seasons, once everyone realises that her IceQueen act was more than just a JerkassFacade to hide her lesbianism. Admitting to Brittany that she used to count the times that Brittany gazed over to her, becoming flustered when she spots an attractive girl ("getting panic-sweat under [her] boobs") and how angry she gets when Rachel convinces her to go and talk to her, as well as becoming really shy whenever Brittany caresses her in public.
%%** Artie.
%%** Mr. Shue deserves special mention for his love of sweater vests.
* ''Series/GoodGirlsRevolt'': Cindy, whos sweet, wears glasses, and often fumbles and stutters awkwardly.
* ''Series/TheGoodWife'': Elsbeth Tascioni is charming in her quirky scatterbrained awesomeness.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'':
** The scatter-brained gadgeteer Graeme embodies this trope with his fascination with technology, aside from wearing NerdGlasses and sporting bushy muttonchops.
** Billy's child-like demeanor and tendency to panic when things go weird (almost OnceAnEpisode) also qualify.
* Monroe of ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' qualifies, especially when dealing with his attraction to Rosalee. Sure, he's also a BadassBookworm, but that doesn't make him any less Adorkable.
%%* Lilly Truscott in ''Series/HannahMontana'', especially in the earlier "skater girl" years.
* ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': The show ''tried'' to do this to Joe Hardy in 1st season and a bit of 2nd season, when they made him wear a nerdy plaid sweater, be heavily into forensics and fingerprints and likely to start expounding on fingerprints at the drop of a hat, and he was portrayed as a socially awkward younger brother. But then the writers realized they were up against [[TeenIdol Shaun Cassidy]] and gave it up as a lost cause.
* Max Bergman from ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' is normally pretty stiff, but will geek out over ''StarTrek'' and is one part awkward, one part incredibly sweet when interacting with [[LoveInterest Sabrina]]. When the team dresses up in formal wear, his suits are always a little kitsch; tie-die bowties or extremely ruffled cravats are apparently in style somewhere in his head. He's played by Creator/MasiOka.
* ''Film/{{Hawking}}'' (BBC TV drama) portrays the twenty-one year old Stephen Hawking this way. Picture a young Creator/BenedictCumberbatch wearing NerdGlasses and flirting by means of science trivia.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Hiro Nakamura. His childlike enthusiasm about his powers and anything superhero related makes him so endearing.
%%** Gabriel Gray, pre becoming Sylar.
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* Despite generally being rather reserved and stoic, not to mention a BadassBookworm, Series/HoratioHornblower. has his moments in Series One. Particularly in "The Duchess and the Devil" when he attends a high-society dinner party and appears out of his social depth, or really any time he's around the Duchess and doesn't know how to take her flirting and attempts to teach him "conversation".
%%* ''Series/{{House}}'': Kutner.
* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'':
** Fabian who is nerdy, shy and loved by plenty of girls both in and out of universe.
** There's Mara, the smartest person in the House... who is rather pretty, and gets pretty adorable when she's happy about something.
** Mr. Sweet in the first two seasons. He's a BumblingDad who quotes random Latin phrases and loves classical music, and the students call him "Sweetie".
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Ted. All Ted's friends refer to him as their resident "dorky dad". He sometimes plans to charm women with his cool architecture tools.
** Marshall has quite a few geeky interests like watching ''Star Wars'' or singing songs about what he's doing. He's charming, but very few women can manifest that because he and Lily are quite a steady couple.
%%* Freddie Benson from ''Series/{{iCarly}}''.
* Ravi from ''Series/IZombie'' is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99B36f4ulKc positively gleeful]] to discover that he's working with a zombie, and spends most of his time between fanboying over Liv's abilities, making completely inappropriate and goofy remarks at crime scenes, playing video games, and searching for a cure to zombie-ism. All while being British, snarky, and wearing lots of knit sweaters.
%%** Liv is pretty adorkable, with additional adorability layered on occasionally depending on the brain of the week.
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%%* ''Series/{{JAG}}'':
%%** Married couple Bud & Harriet.
%%** Chegwidden's yeoman Petty Officer Jason Tiner qualifies.
* While Sportacus from ''Series/LazyTown'' is conventionally attractive, well-muscled and very fitness-oriented, many fans still consider him adorkable due to his constant optimism, boyish over-excitement, hopeless naiveté and awkward English. His baby-blue eyes and cheesy grin only help the matter.
%% * ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'': Bertie Wooster may be an UpperClassTwit but he's completely sweet-natured. Being played by Hugh Laurie doesn't hurt.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': Ryotarou Nogami is softspoken, easily frightened and often the butt of [[CosmicPlaything cosmic]] jokes. This crosses into BadassAdorable as he is about as hard headed as primary riders usually are and it just takes more to get him there.
* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'': Alain is an ArrogantKungFuGuy who is hilariously unprepared for encounters with human culture. His first reaction to takoyaki is the prime example.
* ''Series/LifeOfRiley'': Ted is a stereotypical nerd, complete with well-groomed features and spectacles. He is a frequent bully magnet and is certainly in touch with his feminine side. Any mother would love to have a little boy like him, especially one who keeps saying the weirdest things.
* Yousef from ''Series/LittleMosqueOnThePrairie'' is tall, handsome, and muscular. However, he becomes adorkable due to his gentleness and good-natured willingness to please everyone.
%%* ''Series/{{Lost}}'''s Daniel Faraday.
* HospitalHottie Lauren from ''Series/LostGirl.'' She murmurs "isotopes" in her sleep and is recognized as adorkable in-universe as well. Bo even states that she loves it when Lauren "totally geeks out".
%%* Malcolm from ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''.
* ''{{Series/MASH}}'':
** Radar uses BuffySpeak, knows things before they'll happen, and is the only one in camp who understands the paperwork.
%%** Henry Blake.
* ''Series/{{Matlock}}''
** Cassie Phillips, whose first appearance saw her fumbling her way into Matlock's employ on a misunderstanding that he was going to offer her a job. She's very sweet and sympathetic and you just want to hug her because she's trying to do the right thing in spite of inexperience and though she messes up, she's a very fast learner.
** Cliff Lewis, Matlock's associate in the last three seasons. He's hired by Matlock because his father, Billy, ''guilts'' Matlock into. Though a lawyer, he spends a lot of time as Matlock's investigator. Cliff also gets wrongfully accused of murder ''twice''.
%%* Neal from the TBS show ''Series/MenAtWork'', which is not surprising as he's played by Adam Busch.
* Merlin and Guinevere from ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. Put them in a scene together and the cuteness levels are off the charts. Merlin is humorous, light hearted, quirky and intelligent. Not to mention that he is also very clumsy, which also adds to his adorkable factor. That, and he has adorably large ears and blue eyes.
* Doctor Lieberman on ''Series/MondayMornings'' is an attractive doctor, though not a total HospitalHottie as most of them. When Dr. Sydney Napur "makes" him invite her for a date, she and her friend Dr. Tina Ridgeway discuss whether he's dorky or not.
-->'''Sydney:''' He's not too dorky, is he?
-->'''Tina:''' Nah. He's dorky enough.
%% * Mike in ''TheMonkees'' playing a folk song on a TV [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDgF-A_kGVg talent show competition]].
%%** Peter is adorkable.
%%* ''{{Series/Mortified}}'': Hector.
%%* ''Series/MrYoung'':
%%** Adam Young
%%** Sometimes Echo
%%* Kermit the Frog and Scooter of ''TheMuppets''. Also, [[ButtMonkey Beaker]].
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** Detective William Murdoch is an extremely educated ScienceHero who often sports steam-punk-ish devices as his attire. He can be endearingly awkward, which is probably a major reason why the likes of very attractive Dr. Julia Ogden and Enid Jones fall for him.
** Constable George Crabtree can be very weird but he's always cute. His theories on the paranormal are extremely far-fetched but he takes them super-seriously. However, he's also surprisingly sensitive and open-minded, and he's not just a copper, but a moderately successful mystery writer, too. He's a funny {{Malaproper}} who cares for animals such as dogs, horses or cats which is very sweet. If a lady doesn't like his boss, she's almost sure to flirt with George.
%%* Ethan and Rory from ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire''.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
** Joel Robinson, a [[MinnesotaNice sweet-natured]], GeniusDitz with CloudCuckoolander tendencies.
** Mike is a big, lovable doofus, even if he does [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds blow up a planet]] every now and then...
** Bot Tom Servo has his tiny arms that don't work and his love of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFN7WmmBc8k turtles and singing]] is particularly cute.
%% * [[AsianAndNerdy Grant Imahara]] and Adam Savage of the ''Series/MythBusters''. [[TheKlutz Tory Belleci]] too, more for being clumsy and kind of doofy at times, rather than nerdy or awkward.
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* Simon "Cookie" Cooke from ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' is the graphic description of "BlackAndNerdy": Socially awkward, clumsy and easygoing.
* Katie Andrews from ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily''. She's 30-year-old virgin and brilliant lab assistant who is socially awkward and overly yet adorably knowledgeable about superheroes.
* Jess, Creator/ZooeyDeschanel's title character in ''Series/NewGirl''. She's even [[http://twitpic.com/67y8zq branded as such]] in promotional material for the show. She's clumsy, keeps singing and humming, dances chicken dance and she wears funny fake teeth. She's a NiceGirl and a teacher.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** Abby's the resident PerkyGoth LabRat. She loves hugs, is fueled by Caf-Pow, gives names to her lab equipment and owns a stuffed hippo that farts. And very, ''very'' cute.
** Tim [=McGee=] a geeky tech nerd turned federal agent. In the beginning he was a lovable socially awkward rookie though [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he's become more confident as of late]] and passed that role on to...
** Jimmy Palmer. Ducky's assistant medical examiner who is a big goofball that always stick his foot in his mouth.
** Ellie's husband Jake, played by the very good-looking Creator/JamieBamber, thanks to his glasses and his schoolgirl-like admiration of the rest of the team, especially Gibbs.
* In ''Series/NightAndDay'', Tom Brake, for the most part. Introduced to viewers by his cousin Jane with the line: "Still a virgin, Tom?", he's a sweet, sensitive boy who fits many of the traditional geeky stereotypes - social awkwardness, academic brightness, braces, and a camcorder perpetually glued to his palm. Subverted in later in the series once he loses his virginity, and turns into a bit of a player.
* Crime-fighting mathematician Charlie Eppes of ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'' who is a springy-haired, mild-eyed AbsentMindedProfessor; perceptive, savvy, and just naive enough to be a master of Adorkable.
* Felix Unger in the 1970s incarnation of''Series/TheOddCouple'' is usually seen as a lunatic because of his {{Neat Freak}}ness and [[NoIndoorVoice constant]] [[LargeHam hamminess]], however his good heart and child-like enthusiasm win over any annoyance he causes.
%%* Jim, Pam, Andy, Erin and Holly from ''Series/TheOfficeUS''.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'':
** Sheriff Graham. Constant ties and vests? Check. Cute accent? Check. Complete inability to impress a girl with his jokes? Check.
** Killian can be this.
*** In his days in the navy, though he has his moments when he doesn't understand modern references or technology.
*** His reaction to learning secondhand that Emma refers to him and her as "together" falls squarely into this.
*** It's even more profound in [[spoiler: ''Operation Mongoose'', where he's essentially his pre-pirate self, awkward nervousness and all.]]
%%** Young Regina. [[StartOfDarkness It]] [[CorruptTheCutie didn't]] [[DespairEventHorizon last]].
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''
** Miss Brooks' LoveInterest, ObliviousToLove Mr. Boynton. Mr. Boynton takes Miss Brooks on dates to the zoo, has an avid interest in frogs, is painfully shy when it comes to romance. [[spoiler: Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks finally marry at the end of TheMovie GrandFinale]]
** Squeaky-voiced teenager Walter Denton, who drives Miss Brooks to school.
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'':
** Plaid-shirt-wearing, skinny-tie-donning, sci-fi-loving former boy mayor/state auditor/current assistant city manager Ben Wyatt.
** The main character herself, Leslie Knope, who keeps binders for her types of binders and is obsessed with waffles, news, work, and caring for her friends. [[spoiler: One of the many reasons fans think that Ben and Leslie have such great chemistry as married BirdsOfAFeather]]
%%* ''Series/PeepShow'':
%%** Dobby, Mark's love interest, is a female example.
%%** Mark.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' is FULL of them. Notable examples are:
** ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Billy, bespectacled science geek and the only member of the team without any prior fighting skills.
** ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy'': Kendrix, bespectacled scientist and TheHeart balancing out the at-times overprotective and mean Kai.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'': Trip and his encounters with human culture in either year 2001 or 3000.
** ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'': Cam is unfazed DeadpanSnarker and secretly a fan of Power Rangers. He also really wants to be a ninja even through his father's disapproval.
** ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'': Bridge, resident Cloudcuckoolander with odd leaps of logic and physical inability to saying butter without wiggling his fingers.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'': Chip, super hero geek with BizarreTasteInFood. His first reaction to finding out his hometown is close to dimensional border? Pretty much squee in delight.
** ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'': Fran, sweet bookworm who goes off on weird monologues about pizza and can get so excited she forgets to breath half way through. She crossed into BadassAdorable at one point of time when she succesfully gave a DeathGlare to half of the team.
** ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'': Dr. K wears fluffy bunny slippers, plays violin and is just completely clueless when it comes to social interactions. She is also CrazyAwesome as she hid a cannon in fridge and controls the ventilation systems of Ranger's base with said violin.
** ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'': Tyler is loud, easily excitable, makes puns at monsters and nicknamed his zord ''Rexy''. He is also CrazyAwesome, having deflected laser blasts with a ''shovel''.
* Lindsay Dole from ''Series/ThePractice'', particularly in the early seasons. She's cute, incredibly smart and eager to tackle the world of law.
%%* Conner Temple from ''{{Primeval}}''.
%%* ''Series/{{Psych}}'': Both Shawn and Gus frequently exhibit this trait.
%%* ''Series/PushingDaisies'':
%%** Ned who is possibly the most bashful, nervous hero ever seen on television.
%%** Randy Mann.
%%* Dr. Sam Beckett from ''Series/QuantumLeap''.
* The word "Adorkable" is used verbatim in [[http://www.afterellen.com/tv/recaps/rizzoli-and-isles-subtext-recap-fourteen?page=0%2C1 this (scroll to the last paragraph)]] ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' recap where the author is talking about Dr. Maura Isles. And she isn't exaggerating. Maura is socially awkward but highly intelligent and beautiful, in addition to coming with a geeky adorableness that Sasha Alexander absolutely perfects.
* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'': Luke Smith, a genetically grown child who is "younger than he looks" can wire a cell phone into a spaceship computer, and is so adorably dorky that he's the first one to be kissed within the first series. In the books based on the series, Maria even calls him adorkable.
* From ''Series/TheSarahSilvermanProgram'', Laura Silverman's portrayal of herself. Nice to the point of being a little awkward, infinitely patient with her near-psychopathic sister, seems to live to help others (mostly her sister, but she's also an RN).
* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'': Samuel "Screech" Powers is a quirky, eccentric, goofy genius. He usually wears extremely loud and mismatched clothes, loves science and is a member of the chess team.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':
** JD is an incredibly friendly and nerdy guy who has fantasies in his head and narrates all the time in his head. It's one of the reasons his patients and friends like him so much because he's so approachable.
** Like JD, Elliot is a pretty good combination of this in her early years. She was very shy, short in stature, and had a tendency to cry under pressure; but her determination to become a doctor kept her going. In the later seasons, she shows shades of this, but it's overshadowed by her confidence and neurosis.
* Both main characters of ''Series/{{Selfie}}'':
** Eliza is an understated example, as she's usually fairly sexually forward and very attractive. However, in the episode "Un-Tag my Heart", the nervous way she tries to feel out her casual sex partner to see if he wants a deeper relationship, is very cute. "Would you ever want to, like, go outsiiide, with me?" She's not nearly as confident as she seems, and her insecurity just makes her more endearing.
** Henry, on the other hand, is a more traditional example, he's nerdy-cute, dresses sort of like a dandy, isn't on Facebook (but is on [=LinkedIn=]), and is very into his PR job.
* [=JohnSimm=] in ''Series/SexTraffic'', with his cute glasses, klutziness, stutter, and darn ''niceness'', fits the bill perfectly.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'':
** Creator/MartinFreeman's [[TheWatson John]] [[CombatMedic Watson,]] a BigDamnHero in an oatmeal-coloured woolly jumper. Being much shorter than the dramatic and intimidating Sherlock also helps. He spends a lot of time being the most caring friend, and types with one finger from each hand.
** The dramatic and intimidating [[InsufferableGenius Sherlock]] has a moment of adorkability, after [[spoiler: [[BadassAdorable John]]]] proves his complete willingness to lay down his life for him. Very unusual, and VERY sweet, and at the same time awkward since he didn't expect ANYONE to do it for him. Which definitely proves that, despite the fact that Sherlock IS rude, he's probably one of the only guys who understands John. In Series 3, Sherlock awkwardly admits admiration for his friend, in an adorable way during his best man's speech.
--->'''Sherlock:''' [[BuffySpeak That, uh... thing you... that you did, that you, uh... offered to do... That was, um... good]].
** [[BigBad Jim Moriarty]] seems to deliberately invoke this trope; being diminutive in stature, large-eyed, and Irish (with the sing-song accent to match) definitely helps. He makes ridiculous expressions and speaks in a very soft voice... only to charmingly follow it up with a creative, chilling threat. [[UndyingLoyalty Luckily Sherlock doesn't let Moriarty kill his friends.]] And in the episode "The Sign Of Three" Sherlock admits ''how much'' John means to him, in his best man's speech with those bloody-awful social skills.
** Molly; she's quiet, sweet, has a crush on Sherlock, and he hardly notices it. She even looks adorable [[DidYouThinkICantFeel while calling him out on his rude behavior]], and while slapping him in the face 3 times and calling him out on his [[WhatAnIdiot stupidity for doing drugs.]]
* Ichabod from ''Series/SleepyHollow''. He's ridiculously educated and impossibly courteous and formal, even to Yolanda from [[BrandX Northstar]] customer support, to the point that he feels obligated to thank her for her assistance by entertaining her with a story that makes her cry.
%%* Ed from ''Series/SLiDE'' is a classic example.
%%* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' has both Mallory brothers.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** Fans of the show have been credited before with coining this term for Rodney [=McKay=] and the actor who plays him, David Hewlett. And he's not the first in the ''Stargate'' 'verse.
** The term easily applies to Daniel Jackson, resident civilian [[TheWoobie Woobie]], MrFanservice, CunningLinguist and ancient culture expert. He becomes more physically competent and appears far less geeky as the series goes on, however.
%%* The alien, in the form of Paul Forrester, in ''{{Series/Starman}}''.
* Malcolm Reed of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. He's quiet, reserved, socially awkward and a huge weapon geek. This particularly comes to the fore when he interacts with Trip Tucker, especially in later seasons when they have developed a proper friendship.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'':
** Cody Martin is endearingly dorky and awkward, as well as incredibly sweet and sensitive, so he naturally qualifies...until the second season of the sequel series, wherein he TookALevelInJerkass.
** Bailey Pickett from ''The Suite Life On Deck'' sequel series. Her naivete from her CountryMouse background combined with her enthusiasm, cheerfulness, and unabashed nerdiness make her adorably dorky.
* ''[[Series/{{Supergirl2015}} Supergirl]]'': Kara is acknowledged to be adorkable in universe by Cat Grant. She giggles and adjusts her glasses every time she gets nervous, and gets excited about things as simple as takeout and TV with her sister.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean pretends to be all macho but the way he gets so completely overexcited about movies and [=LARPing=] and even mini golf places him firmly in this category -- he's a cute dork.
%%** Castiel. "The voice says I'm almost out of minutes." Awww. The big baby blues don't exactly hurt.
%%** Sam Winchester whenever he gets excited about something, especially in the first two seasons. "I lost my shoe."
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%%* John Burns, a nerdy college student who appeared in the first season of ''Series/{{Taxi}}''.
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* ''Series/TeenWolf'': In a sea of stoic, badass supernatural creatures [[{{MuggleBestFriend}} Stiles Stilinski]] is an nerdy, hyperactive blabbermouth, geeks out about werewolf mythology, is hopelessly awkward with girls and has a tendency to fall over his own limbs at the slightest provocation. There's also a RunningGag of his frustration at everyone else's lack of Star Wars knowledge and he's declared himself both [[{{TheHero}} Scott's]] [[{{StarWars}} Yoda]] and [[{{BatmanAndRobin}} Robin]].
* Creator/PeterCapaldi, a.k.a. Malcolm Tucker of ''Series/TheThickOfIt''. Listen to the commentaries, realize he's a huge geek with knobby knees, and your head asplode. It asplode even more when you learn that Malcolm Tucker's GirlyRun [[http://www.avclub.com/articles/peter-capaldi,30792/ isn't an act]].
%% * Joey Luthman has, since childhood, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yihrsj5FVNI made a successful career out of playing this trope]].
* ''Series/{{Today}}'' has Willard Scott, whose [[{{Keet}} sunny]] [[NiceGuy disposition]] and slight ManChild tendencies have kept him on the show for almost 35 years. The fact that he's tall and a little fat, has a gap between his front teeth, and did [[http://kidshow.dcmemories.com/willard.html local kids' TV]] (including [[HeAlsoDid originating the character of Ronald McDonald]] for a local UsefulNotes/McDonalds chain) before becoming a weatherman certainly helps.
* Hannah from ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' is actually quite cute despite being socially awkward and a huge science nerd. Plus, she's a redhead.
%%* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
%%** Tosh.
%%** Very briefly, a thoroughly brainwashed Owen who was forced to have Tosh' personality for a few days.
* Alan in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'', specially in earlier seasons: While still "mourning" over his divorce, he often gets pretty much excited if something interesting happens.
* ''Series/UchuSentaiKyuranger'': [[spoiler: Stinger]] is usually stoic badass bordering on ComicallySerious. End of Space 21 has him apologize for his RoaringRampageOfRevenge, which is an immensely awkward scene as he fumbles through it in stark contrast to his usual confident behavior. Also, it reveals he created plushies of the team to cheer up a friend he acknowledged only [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold recently]]. Others even note that he has a [[UsedToBeASweetChild cute side]].
%%* Henry from ''Series/UglyBetty''.
* ''Series/UltramanMebius'': Mirai Hibino. He's extremely, ''extremely'' gentle, kindhearted, and sincere towards people (''especially'' his friends), but also very naive to hilarious levels. The fact that he's literally Ultraman Mebius in a human form makes him even more endearing.
%%* Many of the male characters in ''Series/{{Undeclared}}''. Most prominently Steven, probably because he's played by Creator/JayBaruchel, but also Marshall and Ron. On the opposite side of things, we also have Creator/MonicaKeena's Rachel.
%%* Rita in ''Series/{{Velvet}}''.
* Queen Victoria in ''Series/{{Victoria}}''. On numerous occasions she acts basically like a 19th century equivalent of a nerd. A few examples:
** Her inability to grasp euphemisms for a woman still being a virgin, much to the amusement of those around her.
** Her repeated attempts at visiting people incognito which fool no one (and is repeated enough to qualify as a running joke).
** Her seeking out advice on contraception, only to be given an old wive's tale involving jumping up and down ten times. The visual of her doing so became one of the show's major promotional images.
%%* ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'':
%%** Claudia Donovan.
%%** Artie as well, combining this with BadassAdorable and JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':
** Justin is a studious, intelligent nerd, has nerdy hobbies and likes comics and action figures. He desperately tries to look cool in front of girls, but what make them like him are usually his nerdy traits.
** Justin's friend Zeke. He's nerdy, easygoing, kind of a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and passionate about robots. He is also part of an "alien language" club and he and Justin often speak "alien" to each other.
** Zeke's girlfriend Harper Finkle. She's cheerful, dorky, kind, a bit naive and known for her outrageous (and often ridiculous) fashion sense.
* ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' has Neil as a prime example: Unlike his roomies, he ''does'' want to study and he's totally gentle.
%%* Chase's defining attraction point in ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}''.